Microfilm of diaries, dealing with family and social life, humanitarianconcerns and spiritual matters, 1847-1907.
Papers of Revd. Henry Clarke
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. W. Ind. r. 10
- Dates of Creation1847-1907
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description9 volumes on 3 reels of microfilm
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Administrative / Biographical History
The Revd. Henry Clarke (1828-1907) emigrated to Jamaica in 1847 to take upa teaching post. During the next 60 years he became an Anglican cleric,a member of the legislative council, a businessman and inventor. In 1873he initiated the Westmoreland Building Society, an eventual cornerstone ofthe Jamaica Public Building Society. Dedicated to improving the position ofex-slaves and their descendants, he was also learned in the classics, french andgeography. He was married to Jane Lister, with whom he had eleven children.
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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.
Other Finding Aids
Listed as no. 776 in Manuscript Collections in RhodesHouse Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library,1996).
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Two sets of microfilm are held by the principal authorised familyrepresentatives of Revd. Clarke.
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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without written permissionfrom one of the authorised family representatives. Contact the library in the first instance.